Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Working Mom

There are days I just want to stay home and when my little girl says, "Mommy, I want you to snuggle with me" or as she snags my arm and holds on tight, "You're stuck! You have to stay here!" I really just want to throw down everything, excluding my coffee mug, and snuggle on the couch with her while watching Cinderella for the millionth time! There are other days when I so look forward to working and being out and being smart. At least that's what I lead myself to believe. It is good knowing that I have a gift and I am learning more everyday to enhance this gift to help others. It is a fine balance between motherhood and workhood. I would so love to be able to do both - why oh why is there not 48 hours in a day and I can stay home and watch liv AND go to work? Recently, as of today really, I have learned the art of working from "home". Yes, in this case it is more working from Starbucks but is not "at work" and I am feeling very productive! I think I may be more productive here than at work! Weird. Maybe this new way will give me more time with my sweet daughter. I suppose I will just have to find a place that has Internet AND a playground! Back to work.......

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Marshmallows with Hot Chocolate

I remember that excitement I felt as a child when I saw snow. The anticipation as it fell from the sky, will school be canceled? Will it be enough to go sledding? Will we get snowed in and have to shovel our way down to the mall to get food? Ah, how I love snow. I love how it covers the trees and the ground and makes everything look fresh and new. Now I live in Memphis where snow is next to non-existent. There is ice sure, but hard to make ice angels (trust me, I have tried!) I now have a daughter who I believe has a love for snow just as deep as my love for snow. She gets so very excited when she sees the snow fall and even more excited when she gets to play in the snow. I know what many of you are thinking, especially if you are on the East Coast...I hate snow and wish it would die. Well, yes, I get that, sometimes snow does get in the way. It makes it difficult to travel and get the things that we think need to get done, done. But try this, next time you see the snow, just think of how it was as a child to see the snow and how much (if you are like me at all) you loved playing in it and how good it always felt to come back inside after having frozen toes and nose and drinking warm hot chocolate. yum. Those are my musings for today.